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1coma

noun co·ma \ˈkō-mə\

Definition of COMA

1
:  a state of profound unconsciousness caused by disease, injury, or poison
2
:  a state of mental or physical sluggishness :  torpor

Origin of COMA

New Latin, from Greek kōma deep sleep
First Known Use: 1646

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Rhymes with COMA

2coma

noun
plural co·mae \-ˌmē, -ˌmī\

Definition of COMA

1
:  a tufted bunch (as of branches, bracts, or seed hairs)
2
:  the head of a comet consisting of a cloud of gas and dust and usually containing a nucleus
3
:  an optical aberration in which the image of a point source is a comet-shaped blur
co·mat·ic \kō-ˈma-tik\ adjective

Origin of COMA

Latin, hair, from Greek komē
First Known Use: 1669
COMAE Defined for Kids

coma

noun co·ma \ˈkō-mə\

Definition of COMA for Kids

:  a condition resembling deep sleep that is caused by sickness or injury
Medical Dictionary

coma

noun co·ma \ˈkō-mə\

Medical Definition of COMA

:  a state of profound unconsciousness caused by disease, injury, or poison

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